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Farm to School programs are great ways to introduce kids to fresh fruits and veggies at a young age. Advocacy groups across the country are supporting state and local bills that would designate resources from the legislative budget to ensure these programs start strong, stay strong and reach children in every neighborhood.
In Colorado, Farm to School advocates were thrilled this week to learn that their Farm to School bill, HB15-1088: “Interagency Farm-to-School Grant Program,” had passed out of the House Education Committee and will now advance to the House Appropriations Committee!
A news update from Healthier Colorado, a health advocacy nonprofit, said that committee members were excited about the bill, and they cited the fact that it will simultaneously fight against childhood obesity, educate students about healthier nutrition choices, and stimulate rural agricultural economies.